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Table 1 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) measured and Limits of Detection (LOD) and Quantification (LOQ) 1

From: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in US and Swedish smokeless tobacco products

Chemical name LOD (ng/g) LOQ (ng/g) Structure Chemical name LOD (ng/g) LOQ (ng/g) Structure
Naphthalene 0.063 0.210 1-methylnaphthalene 0.038 0.126
2-methylnaphthalene 0.028 0.095 Acenaphthylene 0.028 0.095
Acenaphthene 0.060 0.200 Fluorene 0.029 0.098
Phenanthrene 0.022 0.075 Anthracene 0.029 0.096
Fluoranthene 0.025 0.082 Pyrene 0.059 0.197
Benzo[a]anthracene 0.046 0.152 Chrysene 0.029 0.097
Benzo[b]fluoranthene 0.106 0.352 Benzo[k]fluoranthene 0.074 0.247
Benzo[j]fluoranthene 0.141 0.471 Benzo[e]pyrene 0.043 0.145
Benzo[a]pyrene 0.066 0.221 Perylene 0.071 0.237
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene 0.077 0.258 Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene 0.063 0.211
Benzo[ghi]perylene 0.063 0.211     
  1. 1LOD and LOQ specified by Labstat for PAH in samples of processed tobacco (Method TWT-335) on a wet weight basis.